Secure .Net Web Application Development

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Course Details


The Secure .Net Web Application Development course focusses on training .Net developers to build secure web applications, incorporating essential security elements into the applications, from the development to deployment stage and beyond.  During this course, developers will initiate attacks and provide defenses, while also learning about the right practices and processes to be able to code secure web applications, including XML processing, rich interfaces, as well as RESTful and SOAP-based web services.

At the end of the program, students will be equipped with the ability to recognize both potential as well as real security vulnerabilities, employ the right defense measures to overcome them, and also test the adequacy of those defenses. This course will introduce developers to the most common security vulnerabilities encountered in web applications today, and enable them to examine each vulnerability from a .Net perspective. Further, developers will learn to describe the threat and attack mechanisms, recognize associated vulnerabilities, and consequently, design, implement, and test effective defenses.



Who is Safe?
•   Assumptions We Make
•   Security: The Complete Picture
•   Anthem, Sony, Target, Heartland, and TJX Debriefs
•   Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Report
•   Attack Patterns and Recommendations
•   Tutorial: Working with Visual Studio
•   Exercise: Case Study Setup and Review

Security Concepts
•   Motivations: Costs and Standards
•   Open Web Application Security Project
•   Web Application Security Consortium
•   CERT Secure Coding Standards
•   Microsoft SDL
•   Assets and Trust Boundaries
•   Threat Modeling
•   Exercise: Case Study Asset Analysis

Principles of Information Security
•   Security Is a Lifecycle Issue
•   Minimize Attack Surface Area
•   Layers of Defense: Tenacious D
•   Compartmentalize
•   Consider All Application States
•   Do NOT Trust the Untrusted

Vulnerabilities (Part 1)

Unvalidated Input
•   Buffer Overflows
•   Integer Arithmetic Vulnerabilities
•   Unvalidated Input: From the Web
•   Defending Trust Boundaries
•   Whitelisting vs Blacklisting
•   Exercise: Defending Trust Boundaries
•   Exercise: Defending Trust Boundaries With Regular Expressions

Broken Access Control
•   Access Control Issues
•   Excessive Privileges
•   Insufficient Flow Control
•   Unprotected URL/Resource Access
•   Examples of Shabby Access Control
•   Sessions and Session Management

Broken Authentication
•   Broken Quality/DoS
•   Authentication Data
•   Username/Password Protection
•   Exploits Magnify Importance
•   Handling Passwords on Server Side
•   Single Sign-on (SSO)
•   Exercise: Defending Authentication

Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
•   XSS Patterns
•   Persistent XSS
•   Reflective XSS
•   Best Practices for Untrusted Data
•   Exercise: Defending Against XSS

•   Injection Flaws
•   SQL Injection Attacks Evolve
•   Drill Down on Stored Procedures
•   Other Forms of Injection
•   Minimizing Injection Flaws
•   Exercise: Defending Against SQL Injection

Vulnerabilities (Part 2)

Error Handling and Information Leakage
•   Fingerprinting a Web Site
•   Error-Handling Issues
•   Logging In Support of Forensics
•   Solving DLP Challenges
•   Exercise: Error Handling

Insecure Data Handling
•   Protecting Data Can Mitigate Impact
•   In-Memory Data Handling
•   Secure Pipes
•   Failures in TLS/SSL Framework
•   Exercise: Defending Sensitive Data

Insecure Configuration Management
•   System Hardening: IA Mitigation
•   Application Whitelisting
•   Least Privileges
•   Anti-Exploitation
•   Secure Baseline

Direct Object Access
•   Remote File Inclusion
•   Redirects and Forwards
•   Direct Object References
•   Exercise: Unsafe Direct Object References

Spoofing, CSRF, and Redirects
•   Name Resolution Vulnerabilities
•   Fake Certs and Mobile Apps
•   Targeted Spoofing Attacks
•   Cross Site Request Forgeries (CSRF)
•   CSRF Defenses
•   Exercise: Cross-Site Request Forgeries

Best Practices

.NET Issues and Best Practices
•   Manage Code and Buffer Overflows
•   .Net Permissions
•   ActiveX Controls
•   Proper Exception Handling

Understanding What’s Important
•   Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
•   OWASP 2017 Top Ten
•   CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous SW Errors
•   Monster Mitigations
•   Strength Training: Project Teams/Developers
•   Strength Training: IT Organizations
•   Exercise: Recent Incidents

Defending XML, Services, and Rich Interfaces

Defending XML
•   XML Signature
•   XML Encryption
•   XML Attacks: Structure
•   XML Attacks: Injection
•   Safe XML Processing
•   Exercise: Safe XML Processing

Defending Web Services
•   Web Service Security Exposures
•   When Transport-Level Alone is NOT Enough
•   Message-Level Security
•   WS-Security Roadmap
•   Web Service Attacks
•   Web Service Appliance/Gateways
•   Exercise: Web Service Attacks

Defending Rich Interfaces and REST
•   How Attackers See Rich Interfaces
•   Attack Surface Changes When Moving to Rich Interfaces and REST
•   Bridging and its Potential Problems
•   Three Basic Tenets for Safe Rich Interfaces
•   OWASP REST Security Recommendations


Cryptography Overview
•   Strong Encryption
•   Message Digests
•   Encryption/Decryption
•   Keys and Key Management
•   NIST Recommendations

.NET Cryptographic Services
•   The role of cryptographic services
•   Hash algorithms and hash codes
•   Encrypting data symmetrically
•   Encrypting data asymmetrically
•   Exercise: .Net Hashing (Optional)
•   Exercise: .Net Symmetric Encryption
•   Exercise: .Net Asymmetric Encryption (Optional)

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